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Packing for an European Bike Tour

It’s that time of year again when I’m starting to pack for my annual bike tour in Europe— this year will be the Dolomites in Italy! Since this bike tour with 44|5 Cycling is fully-supported, there is no need to pack too much. It can get really annoying packing for

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Huma Gels
Fitness

What I Eat Before/During/After Bike Rides

PRE-RIDE If you are just an amateur athlete like me, most people don’t realize but they don’t actually need to eat much before doing a workout in the morning (depending on the intensity, of course!). If I am doing a ride at an easy pace (which is pretty much most

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Cycling essentials to hide from the sun | twentyfourcarat.net
Fitness

Cyclist Problems: The War Against the Sun

If you read my blog or follow me on Instagram, you know how much I abhor TAN LINES. I maybe a cyclist who loves being outdoors but I hate being directly under the sun, and the only time you would find me outdoors, “tanning, is when I am trying to even out

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Hvar Life | Looking out into the town of Hvar
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Hvar Life

I’ve temporarily relocated to the beautiful, under developed, and still relatively non-touristy island of Hvar, Croatia for the month of July. Surrounded by the dazzling pristine blue waters of the Adriactic Sea, this island is buried in plenty of lush green vegetation to gaze upon, has plenty of mountains to climb on two-wheelz,

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Mont Ventoux | Club des Cingles 06.17.17
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Amongst The Cinglés: Up & Down Mont Ventoux 3x

When you hear Ventoux, you think of legend. This mountain was my first big climb back in 2014 after I really got really addicted to road-cycling (I started in 2010), and every enthusiast has Mont Ventoux on their bike-it-list. There is a reason they call it the Giant of Provence; hosting multiple tours,

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Travel

Just Can’t Get Enough of Southern France

Three years ago, I came to France and climbed Mount Ventoux. Last year, I was over at the neighbour’s in Spain doing a multi-day bike tour before heading back to the French Riveria to do more riding in and around Nice (I will blog about that trip one day…). This

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Bikes at Work
Fitness

My Bike Commuting Story

This editorial was published recently and genuinely captures what biking to work really does for your mind, body and soul. Ask anyone who cycles to work why they do it, and they’ll have a story to tell, whether it’s about how good it makes them feel, how they saved money, lost weight,

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bikes x mcdonalds
Fitness

bikes x mcdonalds

After days and days of Japanese food on my Japan Bike Tour, I have the worst confession in the world. It is a blasphemy to all foodies, fitness addicts and the health conscious… Eight days in the ride, Jody and I decided to use a rainy day to make a

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bike tour x japan
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bike tour x japan

As I am almost a month into my Asia trip, I am sitting in my hotel room in Hong Kong, finally having some alone time and am beginning to reminisce about my trip thus far. On September 27, I got on an airplane and flew across the Pacific Ocean to

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Bike Touring in Japan: Packing
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Bike Touring in Japan: Packing

I have been traveling a lot this year and I’ve learned a lot of lessons and picked up the a lot of quirks (and some bad habits). My next big trip is a 10-day self-supported [“credit card”] bicycle tour in Japan and I knew packing was going to be a

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